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and tax regulations, police codes, parking stations, revenue control equipment, licensing regulations, parking tax bonds, administrative citation process. you have a presentation by mr. greg kato, tax and treasurer's office and there kato is making the presentation at the request of supervisor campos' office. >> thank you, welcome >> thank you for your patience. >> thank you. good afternoon. the legislation before you today amends the business and tax regulations code with regard to enforcing the parking tax. our office would like to thank supervisor campos for carrying that legislation. this follows on the efforts of former supervisors mcgoldrick, dufty >> the parking tax is pretty significant tax for san francisco. it collects a little over $70 million a year in taxes. most of that is appropriated to the mta for transit programs, and so it's a very important tax. the legislation specifically amends how parking bonds are treated. parking bonds are required of operators to protect the city's interest and provide security for the taxes that the operator holds prior to remitting them
amending the san francisco business and tax regulations code by amending article 6 (common administrative provisions) to revise the bonding requirements for parking operators; revise the time to bring an action to collect tax; clarify the extent of a surety's liability; revise the administrative citation appeal process; and make other minor technical changes; amending article 22 (parking stations; revenue control equipment) to clarify that non-city governmental entities operating parking stations are exempt from the revenue control equipment requirements; and amending the san francisco police code article 17 (miscellaneous license regulations) to clarify that government entities operating parking garages or parking lots are exempt from the permitting requirements applicable to other commercial parking garage and valet operations. >> thank you very much. i believe we have a representative from supervisor campos' office here. >> good morning, supervisors. [speaker not understood] on behalf of supervisor david campos. the legislation before you amends the city's parking enforcement laws unde
the issuance of a tax exempt obligation by the abag finance authority for nonprofit corporations in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $32,000,000 to finance and refinance various capital facilities owned by san francisco friends school. >> thank you. for this item we have anthony abizon. >> good morning, members of the budget analyst committee. my name is anthony [speaker not understood] with the controller's office of public finance. the item before you approves the issuance of $32 million to finance and refinance capital improvements at san francisco friends school. there is no fiscal impact to the city and the city is not responsible for repayment. the resolution adopting the resolution would allow the financing to proceed on a tax exempt basis. and in the audience is bond counsel and members, representatives from the school if you have any project specific questions. >> thank you. just a quick question. this item does not have any fiscal impact for the city. so, therefore, there's no budget analyst report for that, there is no general fund impact. but generally thes
businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today's meeting in recognition of the pass
and tax revenues generated to the city and i will briefly touch on this the port has a rental stream from it. there is a big benefit we're getting at saving the buildings. they constitute $100 million plus and we get a chance to bring them back so here are the numbers for the general fund. if you don't include the property taxes it's about half a million of benefit. with the property taxes it's 780,000 that is on going basis. it's not a small number and not as many commas in it but it will generate the general fund. we call out property taxes separately because in the greater context of pier 70 we may may look at a funding mechanism for this and even if we do that there is a fiscal benefits. there are benefits to special funds through the city. mta will get $70,000 a year and these special funds coming off property taxes, so that's the highlights. this is as we went over in october the potential revenue streams to the port over time. it could possibly range in our expected case that by 10 to 12 years out we are at $700,000 a year of rent but that depends how the cost and revenues be
that counters discriminatory federal tax policy and to provide a higher level of equalitytj( xrñ for sax spouses an partners who work for the city and county of san francisco. i'd like to thank cosponsors, campos and wiener. current city employees who would likemzjpkn to add their spouse r is taken out of their paycheck. federal government views health coverage by same sex spouses and domestidomestic -- to be taxable income. therefore they're taxed more than other city employees simply because their spouse or partners of the same gender. this discrimination in our federal tax code has cost same-sex partners thousands of dollars each year. as of july 28 of this year the latest data we have, the number of city and county of san francisco active members with same-sex domestic partners total over 350. san francisco has always been a leader in supporting our lgbt community and i'm proud to stand with that group. following the example of other municipalities such as cambridge, massachusetts and private employers such as google in the bay area who have shown leadership on this issue and stood with our
? >> sure. >> item 5 discussion and briefing on supervisors file no. 12096 3 business and tax regulations code improvement districts longer term when assessment pledged to bond, lease or other obligations, alternative 2/3 weighted vote by business. >> okay. >> item 6, discussion and that is a discussion item only. item 6 discussion and briefing on supervisors file no. 120989. resolution of intention moscone expansion business improvement district. we have lisa pagan, office of economic and workforce development presenting. >> welcome, lisa. >> thank you very much. small business commissioners. president adams, i have a presentation, but i brought handout copies in case you preferred that. so i'm just trying to get it up here. one second, please. i hope it's showing. great. lisa pagan, office of economic and workforce development. i am here to brief you on two legislation were approved at the board of supervisors last tuesday on the 20th of november. that are related to the proposed moscone expansion district. i work in the office of economic and workforce development. and i run our t
benefits. jenn just ran through those. 10 to 20 million annual direct tax few revenue to the city. over $50 million of one time impact fees and 60 million annually in new visitor spending. all of that again without any money from the city's general fund or any new taxes and last but not least we want to use this arena as an engineer to create a great new public space in san francisco. i know one of the great reactions we have gotten to the describe that they presented to you earlier and maybe to the surprise of many that over half of the 13 acres of the piers 30-32 site will be dedicated to public spaces that every citizen can enjoy. we're excited about it. i am happy to share the other 85 minutes of my enthusiasm with you at any time you're interested but thank you for your time today. >> okay. time for public comment. and for those that haven't been here if you could put your speaker card and give it to the commission secretary as you come up. please identify yourself. the first person is katie ladel -- >> excuse me commissioner. we need a motion first. >> so moved. >> second.
. enforcement. a lot of this is about the contract. a lot of sro rooms are subsidized the city tax dollars. i know you heard over the last couple of months from the department of public health, healthy human agencies, and nonprofits that work with those that place people in sros. we want to look at the contracts. anytime city tax dollars are used to place a senior or a person with a disability into an sro room, that there are safeguards. the property manager, landlord of that building is required to say that yes, in return for getting tax dollars, i will make sure that there are no bedbugs and things are maintained properly. that things are safe. all the basics that we all expect. we are thinking of getting them into the contract is one way to do that. that is something we are working on. we welcome other ideas and assistance on that. having bph and sha in the last couple of months is a good opportunity to connect with them. and the thing about how we can do that in the contract. we are also looking at the enforcement structure, department of building inspection and the department of h
in one building that you start going floors up anyway. can something be done with tax breaks? something to get modern elevators in these buildings? >> tax breaks are not my specialty. >> (off mic) not to pass the buck, by the financial and physical feasability, we have not seen this as a political issue. maybe we could organize around that. >> the councilmember suggestion of tax raises an interesting one. the technical challenge of replacing an existing elevator, the financial challenge of replacing it, we are talking about millions of dollars at times to do this type of work. it's complicated. >> thank you. >> chair: thank you. i lived in a 100-year-old building for 15 years. the elevator was never broken down. if you have enforcement, if the elevator breaks down and penalties apply that might be of assistance. >> if i could comment chairperson. one of the comments of councilmember -- is that older elevators have parts that have to be custom fabricated in order to make a repair. you do have the circumstance sometimes where you have a property owner who wants to make the fi
of intentions because at the end of the day we're accountable to the tax payers and the rate payers of city and county of san francisco. >> thank you president torres. just a clarification on the action item before us if there is one or for the later meet something. >> the sfpuc commission agenda provides for them to discuss and take action, so our understanding is that the commission secretary would call the roll for the sfpuc so that they could vote on this agenda item for lafco it was just a discussion item. >> thank you. commissioner vietor. >> yes and i appreciate all the public comments that have been made and the comments too from this body and all of the work that the puc has done. i have been on the public utilities commission for four years plus and i know this cleanpower sf issue -- i think it's been eight years, nine years in the coming, and when i came on there was really this sort of sense that the puc wasn't stepping up, that the city didn't care that we weren't moving quickly enough and he we are at this opportunity to really move things forward. i think it's really remar
for the debt, tax credit investment. and then the last piece, the expensive piece, is the orton equity. the deal structure that they're willing to commit and agree up to 14 million are base case scenario, which is one of the budget [speaker not understood] did a different version of. our best case scenario was the project put in 2 million and we would be able to burn that off in less than 10 years. if we need to go back to the 14 million is when it takes 20 years or more to be in the sharing position. the challenge in this project is controlling the cost and structuring it so we can bring in the debt in a reasonable way and secure the tenant. we're going to work that through. we're going to be documenting that. by the time we're here with a deal, we're a very controlled and very limited exposure for the port, construction cost overruns. that will be very structured in the transaction documents. >> thank you. >> then on the -- i wanted to step back a piece. when we did our earlier planning for this project, we thought this would be a subsidy project. we thought this was a project that t
forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to the city, beyond permitting fees and what costs incurred by departments other than
that they created, either through the property tax increment they created by building vertical structures, by building the arena, building the open space, retail, condos on the site that creates the property tax as well as the value -- the rent is only realizable if the subtracture -- the number i showed you is only available if the subtracture is improved. the two examples of the sprint center and barklies are not apples to apples because all sports venues we investigate are unique financing structures but these are examples of projects in which david equity was invested in a sport's facility and the return received by that investor for that investment. so other key provisions of the conceptual framework is that we may agree on other improvements which would be built and financed by the warriors and then reimbursed by the city and one is the fire boats and excited to move forward on and think there is synergy moving the boat facility and engineer services further south and allowing to have those activities colocated on this pier. the warriors will pay all development impact fees. we
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in the context of a tax on the epa, couldn't clean air pact, clean water act endangered species act and [speaker not understood] law here in california c-e-q-a. and the hope the city of san francisco would be rather than looking at making c-e-q-a and public participation more limited, looking at ways in which to defend our hallmark [speaker not understood]. thank you. >>> president fong, commissioners, matt reagan with the bay area council. we're a business sponsored public policy advocacy organization. we do a lot of research on the health of the region's economy. one of the key factors we have constantly come to our attention is that the qualitiv of our environment here in the bay area is key, is a very key factor to maintaining our economic health and vitality. we need strong economic -- sorry, environmental protections and regulations. we have come to the conclusion that c-e-q-a provides none of that. c-e-q-a is a law that is for all intents and purposes obsolete. some of the people who spoke before me mentioned that many, many federal and state statutes that have been passed since c-e-q-a w
the rates to return or some other way return that excess revenue to tax payers or go to voters to ask voters to approve an increase in the limit, but we have not reached that point yet. a couple of other points you might be interested in, we did look back at fiscal year 11-12 with the initial budget we expected to be well over 200 million below the gam limit, but 11-12 was a year of very strong revenue growth above our budget. but still, we still den end the year well within the limit, at least $70 million below the budget in 11-12. also looking forward even with our strong revenues, our preliminary forecast shows that we should still be within the limit and this would be 13-14 by over $100 million, under our current growth assumptions, probably over 150 million. it will be something that as we work with the mayor's office mayor's office from the five-year plan, we will keep monitoring this in the future to make sure we inform you as soon as possible if the city looks like it's bumping up against this state limit. i'm happy to answer the questions. >> there are no questions from the committe
tax messaging samples for the committee to review at our next meeting. this concludes my ddpc report; i would like to remind members of the public and organizations that our group now meets the first friday of every other month; the next scheduled meeting is on january 4, 2013, 1-3:30 p.m. room 421 at city hall. we hope to see you there. >> chair: thank you very much. councilmember senhaux. our next item, report from the smpta, multi-motor accessibility advisory committee presented by councilmember wong. >> councilmember wong: today i will update the council and the public of two projects. podesta and accessible signals; -- provided information about pedestrian signals referred to as apc. special pedestrian pushbuttons at intersections to visually impaired, audible speech and tactile messages. apms are currently placed at 129 intersections. 29 to be installed in the next 2-3 years. how aps are prioritized? crosswalk length program for visually impaired. city/public programs. proximity to transit facility. speed limit. examples of upcoming aps installation locations. 19th ave.
thought it was an annual tax. some thought it was remodeling for earthquake retrofits. it is not. there is an assertion the city will end up paying this from other departments because of nonprofits who are funded by the city. i don't believe that to be the case since the city, other than affordable housing, does not typically fund capital work by nonprofits and affordable housing is not included in the tidf. over the past three months, i have continued this item four times in order to address these concerns, to talk through the issues, to answer questions, and to have dialogue. i, and others, have engaged in innumerable meetings with individual nonprofits, groups of nonprofits, with the chamber of commerce, with the hospital council, to address the concerns particularly relating to smaller and mid-sized nonprofit projects, in order to address that concern, i offered a very significant compromise of an exemption for nonprofit projects up to 25,000 square feet. to put that in context the office max on hairsson street -- harrison street is approximately 25,000 feet, that is a large
will be for what's called pass throughs to essentially costs related to the facilities management, taxes, insurance that might go up per year, percentage share of that is passed on to the city. but the base rate remains the same for the five-year term. happy to answer any questions you might have about either one of these. >> thank you very much. why don't we go to the budget analyst's report for these two items. >> madam chair, on item 5 the real estate department has a reported to us that rent for the last 54 months of 141,5 84 is equivalent to 95% of the prevailing market rate rentals. and as shown in table 3 on page 4 of our report, the rent and operating expenses total 2,177,043, that will be paid from general fund monies included in the dph's 12-13 and 13-14 budgets as previously approved by the board of supervisors. we recommend that you do approve that resolution. and regarding item 6, we point out on page 3 of our report that that -- the monthly base rent of 25,350 for all five years of the extension is actually the same as the current monthly rent. and as shown in table 2 on page 3 of our
to raise more taxes and this program is on the books, good luck. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener. >> supervisor wiener: thank you, mr. president. i( ]9 want to be clear about something first. in terms of the mtc and supervisor campos is correct, that i'm not in any way suggesting that it is somehow prohibited or inappropriate legally to use this money for the free youth pass program. this is one of the allowed uses. but as supervisor elsbernd stawtd stated so is maintenance procurement or rehabs and this is a choice, not a false choice. we heard that yesterday. we heard it today. that is absolutely rhetoric.82( and -- well i don't like it, but the fact is that transit funding is a limited thing. it's not this growing asset. you don't just use the money for something, and then it magically appears from somewhere else. it is a -- for -- i don't like it but it's a zero sum game in terms of how we use very scarce transit dollars. this is anything but a false choice. i will also say that i recall, months and months ago, hearing both the mayor and mr. reiskin state that no further oper
transportation quarterly progress on increasing and improving tax service. >> scott wiener. >> about a year ago i submitted a hearing request to request quarterly updates from the municipal transportation agency about taxi service in san francisco and efforts to reform and improve our taxi system. if we are ever to become truly a transit first system, muni, those critically important, will never be enough by itself. we also have to have in addition to great biking and ability for people to walk around safely, we need to have car sharing and very importantly we need to have a world class taxi system. we currently do not have enough taxis in san francisco. taxi service is not where it needs to be. people still have incredible trouble getting a cab, whether they are visiting the city, whether they are living in the city, and if we want people to be able to live here without owning their own vehicles we need to give good cab service. i know that the mta has been moving forward with some very positive measures to improve service and i want to commend the mta for doing that and today we'll be havin
.s. that make far less than we do in our tax dollar base spend more than we do on per people spending. in response to this in 2004 san francisco voters passed a measure to counter this. parents knew that although we were once first in the country in our public school system, not just k-12 but also higher education that we were neveris% going back there. so parents put on the ballot a measure called proposition h so we could ask the city to spend a morgs of our tax dollars to enrich our public schools. i know as a policy set asides are a controversial issue and agree they tie hands of legislators and city officials in how to prioritize budgetary dollars but we heard affirmative support from voters saying they of those dollars will go into our public schools, starting at 10 million and going up to 60 million. as a school board member i try to visit all of our schools and i visit schools almost once a week during the school year. and i can't tell you what an incredible impact proposition h has made in our schools. you actually see libraries in elementary schools, that hadn't been open in
policy that rewards and supports a department. if paid for by taxes, not -- at the expense of public service. looking to going forward to building a infrastructure of deeply committed incidents to support the department and redirect management policies back to its core purpose of stewarding resources and providing access to all parks versus select few. this is just a beginning for us. we are dedicated. we will see this through and not going anywhere. we have a primary goal. the hard work on looking at the prize in the end to give a real voice to citizens of this city. to value and listen to what they have to say to restore access to the park and access back to our parks and citizenry. >> thank you. >> richard rothman and linda cutner. >> good morning commissioners and general managers. maybe it is time for good news. my name is richard rothman. i'm a city guide at coit tower but i'm speaking for myself today. i want to thank the general manager for what is going on at coit tower. when i started this for the second time a couple years ago the art commission in rec and park weren't tal
there and talking about other arenas and talks about public investment, public tax dollars in those facilities. this is a very different proposal from those that have been referenced here, so in order for that project to work we have exactly the same needs. okay. we need trpg to work. we need parking to work because if not we're making a really bad investment, so i think for the most part our -- the concerns expressed very much represent the things that we have to tackle and things that we have to tackle and get right and we are committed to the public process. i know that we've had a lot of references to how quickly this is going but i don't think there has been a meeting or request from anyone from the warriors or anyone on the team to be somewhere and talk that hasn't been fulfilled going forward to make sure we get the benefit of that input in creating a project that will be successful and not only for the city but good investment for the warriors. >> thank you. >> well rick while you're up there and i know you have heard some other comments too about minority businesses participating
-out process and i applaud the patience you have exhibited in listening to the tax task force and listening to members of public and we move forward from here. >> thank you for saying that. is there a motion to adopt decision point 8, the san francisco sunshine ordinance regulations as amended by the commission at this meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? hearing n
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